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Sterile Processing Tech II

CHI Saint Joseph Health System

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted June 22, 2021.


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


PRN, Evening Shift, Saint Joseph East Hospital, Sterile Processing


Job Summary / Purpose

The primary purpose of Sterile Processing is to assist in direct patient care by ensuring the OR staff has correct, fully functional, sterile instrumentation delivered in a timely manner consistent with the highest standards of customer service. SPD Techs are asked to perform the four basic departmental functions (decontamination, prep and pack, sterilization, and dispatch) with efficiency, expertise, and accuracy. Further, the manner in which an SPD Tech will perform these duties will be characterized by resourcefulness, determination, courtesy, and professionalism. Techs are expected build and maintain a comprehensive body of knowledge with respect to the standards and procedures associated with the preparation, sterilization, storage, and delivery of surgical instrumentation.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provide quality customer service to all customers, including co-workers.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner, to prevent injury to self, patients, visitors or other hospital personnel.
  • Contribute to maintaining supplies and sterile items for use throughout the hospital. Keeps department clean, neat, and well organized.
  • Performs cleaning and decontamination duties. Works quickly yet safely and thoroughly addresses all instrumentation taking into account any unique cleaning demands.
  • Performs wrapping and packaging duties. Prioritizes work; focuses on consistent throughput; accountable for knowledge and expertise with respect to all instruments.
  • Performs sterilization and all monitoring activities associated with it. Knowledgeable with respect to biological monitoring; organized and efficient.
  • Performs dispatch duties. Polite and knowledgeable with all OR staff; organized and efficient; ensures the department is meeting all the OR’s needs.
  • Contributes to all official departmental business in a professional manner.
  • Displays behavior that is consistent with a thorough understanding of the SPD Mission, Vision, and Values (see SPD MVV).
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

    Does Not Apply

    Required Education for Staff Job Levels

    High School Diploma or GED

    Required Licensure and Certifications

    Does Not Apply

    Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Preferred: TOA intercom; Instrument washer/decontaminator; Sonic washer; Cart washer; Steam sterilizer; Hydrogen peroxide plasma sterilizer; Copier; Variety of patient care equipment; Computer skills using Windows, SPM instrument management system, and One Source.

    PREFERRED Qualifications

    College, Trade or Technical school preferred.

    CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.